Sunday School is offered every Sunday from 10:00-10:45 am for children in preschool through High School.
Our Sunday School classes will begin on Sunday, September 17, from 10:00am – 10:45am. This fall, our pre-school and early elementary students will continue using Deep Blue curriculum. The focus of this year’s theme is Learn & Serve. Our older elementary students will also continue with the Heart Shaper curriculum by exploring how they fit into God’s plan. Our middle and high school youth will be starting two studies about Jesus and The Basics of Christianity.
11/17-18 – Upper New York CCYM Fall Retreat (Here at Penn Yan UMC!!!)
11/19 – Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Deadline and Dedication
12/7, 8, 11 – Half Day Happenings Program
12/24 – 6:00pm Family Christmas Eve Service
Sunday School students begin class at 10:00 am and end at 10:50 am. While your children are at Sunday School please feel free to enjoy our coffee and fellowship hour in the downstairs Fellowship Hall or go and check out one of our several Adult Sunday School classes!
Our preschool through grade 2 classes, will use our United Methodist curriculum called “Deep Blue”. It is a well-designed program intended to provide long-range development of Christian faith following the beliefs of the United Methodist Church. Students in grades 3 through 6 will be learning from the HeartShaper curriculum which is focused on helping kids love God and His Word. The program promotes Biblical literacy which is important at this age, as our students will be learning to use their Bibles in class. Our middle and high school students will be using studies called “Groove” focusing on the basics of Christianity and the life of Jesus.
As we move into the school year, it is a tradition at our church to present all the third grade children with their very own Bible. We plan to continue this tradition and hope that your third grader will join us this year! It is also our goal as a Christian Education team to make sure that every child and youth has a Bible that they can relate to. Within the next year, Ryan would like to have a program in place that continues to give Bibles to third graders, but also give a teen Bible to those entering seventh grade and an adult Bible to those students graduating from High School. If you would like to help with this ministry please see Ryan Webb.
No matter how old or young your children are, there are plenty of opportunities for you to support their Christian education! Your interest in your child’s Sunday School lessons is one of the most basic ways. If you are available to help on an occasional Sunday, we could always use extra hands in any of our classrooms. Please consider being one of our substitute teachers to fill in when needed, or perhaps being a regular weekly assistant. Please contact Ryan Webb if you wish to volunteer in any of these capacities. You can also show your support by helping “behind the scenes” by volunteering to send snacks or needed supplies. Finally, we can always use more fresh ideas on our Christian Education Team. We meet in the Christian Ed. office on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm, and we welcome you to attend as a visitor or a new member.
open hearts. open minds. open doors.
166 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527 Phone | 315 536 6711 Office Hours: Monday-Thursday | 9 AM - 3 PM Friday | 9:00 AM - Noon
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Saturday Night | 5:00 PM Sunday Break | 9:00 AM Traditional Worship | 11:00 AM